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Edwin Felipe Morales Cal – July 2021

Texas A&M Department of Economics Amazing Student
July 2021


Edwin Felipe Morales Cal


Guatemala City, Guatemala

High School:

Cientifico Integrado

Degree objective:

MS in Economics

Expected graduation:

May 2021

University highlights, awards, scholarships:

Fulbright Scholarship. Texas A&M Scholarship

Clubs/Organizations I am (was) a part of:

Texas A&M Data Analytics Club. Salsa Fusion Club

Current employment:

Texas A&M Energy Institute

Family ties to Texas A&M:

I am the first Aggie in my family.

I chose to attend Texas A&M because…

I knew that Texas A&M has the best culture and traditions, besides the huge campus.

My favorite things to do on campus are…

Study at Evans Library/MSC. Also play the disc golf and work out at rec center.

When I have free time, I like…

I like to go on a road trip and get to know new places around here.

The craziest thing I’ve done is…

Travel by myself around some countries in Europe for a couple of months, just because I wanted to know new places, even though I was very far from home and alone.

My favorite place to study is…

Evans Library, in any of the floors I always felt comfortable and surrounded by a good environment

My favorite ECON professor is…

All of our professors here at A&M are great, but I felt very inspired whenever I was taking my Macroeconomics class with Dr. Pedro Bento. I really enjoyed the subjects (I really like Macroeconomics) and the way we had to critical think about those.

My favorite part of being an Economics student is…

Is that I must feel comfortable with a broad of fields that I really love, which are Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Sciences besides Economics

If I could share an afternoon with anyone, I would love to share it with…

I think it would be Elon Musk, and this is because seeing our reality from new perspectives could bring humanity new opportunities and great findings.

If I knew I could not fail, I would…

I would start my own company which would focus on trying to solve the greatest threats to humanity (such as global warming, poverty, water scarcity, among others) through Research and Developing and through the channeling of financing from different sources around the world.

If money was not a consideration, I would love to…

Travel as much as possible around the world and then the air space!!

What is your passion and how are you committed to pursuing it?

My passion is helping others and myself to be a better version of ourselves, and I know that I can do it, through the learning process and always questioning myself and working hard to be success on it, process that I am committed to.

After graduation, I plan to…

I will start to apply all the knowledge that I have learned, on real life matters (job market) and keep on the track on keep learning (PhD and learn new skills)

The one Texas A&M experience I will always remember is…

Watching a football game at Kyle Field. What an experience!!